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I Wish I Could Go Back to Preschool

There’s a song from the Broadway show, Avenue Q, that I can’t ever get fully out of my head. It’s called “I Wish I Could Go Back to College,” and the song talks about how life was so simple when all you had to do was go to class and hang out with your friends. It’s pretty spot on.

I miss those days, but lately I’ve decided: forget college. I would much rather go back to preschool. The stakes are lower, the parental servicing top notch…and now there are so many awesome opportunities for the 3+ set in our area that you might just want to go back with me!

Preschool Perk #1: Hanging Out Upside Down (at Capoeira for Preschoolers)

Whenever my daughter encounters a padded floor, the first thing she does is try to do a headstand. There’s something freeing about hanging upside down when you’re 3 years old and now there’s a perfect class to teach them the proper way to do so at Capo Capoeira in Coral Springs, Capoeira for Preschoolers. The class actually goes up to age 6.

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Capoeira is a centuries old martial art that combines Brazilian music and dance with self-defense. The ”combatants” don’t actually try to hurt or even touch each other. Although the advanced flips and kicks of capoeira demand training, agility and skills, anyone can have fun with it and “play” capoeira, including preschoolers.

We love the Capoeira for Preschoolers class times at Capo Capoeira in Coral Springs. They are held every day but Wednesday and Sunday. Check out the flier above for more details!

(Psst…they even have a class for moms! Capo Capoeira has an amazing class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning at 8:00 a.m. where most of the attendees are MOMS! Each person who joins really becomes part of an amazing group of friends who support and push each other. Don’t be nervous– you don’t have to be flexible or coordinated to do capoeira! Their classes, including Capoeira for Preschoolers, are for all levels and ages, and focus on improving strength, flexibility, and complete body conditioning. Capoeira music also includes African drums, which takes the energy of a “workout class” to a whole other level!)

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Preschool Perk #2: Wearing Whatever the Heck You Want

Two headbands? No problem. Crazy color combos? Completely normal. Princess dresses or nightgowns worn around town? Can totally get away with it.

It’s good to be fashionably free at 3.

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Preschool Perk #3: Falling Asleep Anywhere You Damn Feel Like

Regular naps are for suckers…uh, we mean TODDLERS. When you’re a preschooler, you laugh in the face of naptime. But when you’re tired, it’s on.

Whether you’re in the car, on the couch or near a floor, it’s all acceptable if you’re in need of a little snooze.

 Can we please go back to preschool already?


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Boca Mom Talk: I’m Competing with Moms on Fitbit

Boca moms are fierce competitors. Now I’m not talking about the competition between mothers to throw the best children’s birthday party or seek out the latest Lululemon outfit to wear to school pickup. I’m talking about stepping and the tracking of said steps with moms on Fitbit.

Not familiar with Fitbit? Picture a pedometer on steroids. Typically a bracelet or clip-on device, you can track activity (steps), exercise, food/water intake, weight, sleep and heartrate and get real-time information about your day and night. The device syncs with a handy app on your smartphone and that’s where the competitive fun begins with moms on Fitbit.

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MOMpreneur Monday: Boca Fitness Consultant

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms! Welcome to our next installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas like today’s Boca fitness consultant.

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Today’s featured MOMpreneur is…Lauren Sposito Truono, a certified personal trainer and Boca fitness consultant!

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Hi Lauren! Tell us a little bit about your background and how you got started as a personal trainer and Boca fitness consultant…

I am a Renaissance woman dedicated to fitness, athletics and personal growth.  Over my 20 years in the athletic and fitness world, I have continually grown and diversified my approach to personal training.  During that time, I worked as a physical education teacher and a coach at the Palm Beach Day School in Palm Beach, FL and The Meadowbrook School, in Weston, MA.  Later in my coaching career, I also worked as a high school lacrosse coach at Saint Andrew’s in Boca Raton all while dedicating my free time to helping others achieve their personal training goals.

In addition to personal training, I have also been a group fitness instructor and have taught a variety of classes including Zumba, TRX, Spinning, Boot camp, water aerobics and body sculpting.  I have been a certified personal trainer for 17 years and am currently certified with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

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My passion for fitness and athletics started during my competitive Field Hockey and Lacrosse years at Babson College.  After my athletic career ended, I delved into the world of competitive running.  To date, I have completed over 30 marathons all over the world including: Boston, Rome, Hawaii, New York, Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, Disney and Hartford.

WOW! That’s amazing.

My personal best marathon time is 3:09 finish in Miami where I placed 8th for the women overall.  I am also a 6 Time “Rock Run” Finisher – 50 Mile Ultra race around island of Nantucket…yes, it is all on the beach.  I have also completed 7 Half Marathons.

How has becoming a mom changed your approach to business?

Being a wife, mother, and daughter inspires me to be a positive role model and help bring out the greatness in others. Being diagnosed with Lupus 6 years ago helps keep me grounded and reminds me to appreciate every single moment.

I live by the Latin phrase, “Carpe Diem,” Seize the Day and encourage others to take advantage of everything life has to offer.

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What makes your business unique?
Being married and having children has taught me to embrace change and look at every day as a new adventure…not knowing what the day will bring. 

I apply these lessons to my personal training business and design programs that can be consistently followed, regardless of life’s daily stresses. I provide client centered service that is genuine and sincere and draw from my extensive fitness knowledge to design programs catered to any active lifestyle.

I make it easy for the client to achieve their goals by traveling to their homes or by meeting them at an outdoor location of their choosing.

What exciting things are coming up with your Boca fitness consultant and personal training business?

I am excited to now be working with a growing segment of runners.  As a Certified Running Technique Specialist, I video analyze runners strides and love being able to share all of my running knowledge and experience with fellow runners.

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What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

Watching the sunrise over the ocean every morning keeps me humble and inspires me to Carpe Diem! 

I also love to surround myself with positive active people, and there is no shortage of those living here in South Florida.


For more information about Lauren’s Boca fitness consultant services, email: islandplayerscarpe@hotmail.com

CALL : 561-889-4799


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MOMpreneur Monday: Mommycise Fitness

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Happy Monday Modern Boca Moms! Welcome to our next installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.

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Today’s featured MOMpreneur is…Kim Goodman, Mommycise fitness founder and fitness professional.

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Being a new mother can be challenging at times, and yet you love it. The sleepless nights, the breastfeeding, etc. But something that you really dread is going back to work because it means time away from your newborn baby. Still, you’d like to have a job where you could be allowed to bring your baby with you. That would be ideal, sure… However, the modern workplace is not able to fully accommodate your needs as a new mother.

This is a dilemma that new moms often face, leaving them between a rock and a hard place. And you end up having only two options: becoming a stay-at-home mom or returning to your full-time job. It can be the hardest decision you have to make as a mother. Thank goodness we live in an age where we, as women, have more options. There are women that have chosen a path of their own and are succeeding at both, motherhood and business.

Luckily, one of them wants to share her story with you –and give a few tips to– other mommies out there looking to start their own businesses!

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Think of the rewards (not the risks)

Kim Goodman decided to establish her fitness empire, Mommycise fitness, after having her third baby three years ago. Kim wanted to get back into shape without having to leave her baby in the hands of a babysitter or a daycare center (which is something that all new moms want).

As a fitness expert, she was looking for an approach to this issue that represents an obstacle for many women looking to achieve their fitness goals. In a moment of complete brilliance, she decided to use her fitness background to develop an efficient, effective and safe 60-minute workout program that included her daughter Brynlee.

Kim created an exercise program that resulted in a great workout for both her and her daughter. Now, South Florida mommies can achieve their fitness goals thanks to Kim’s unique workout, Mommycise fitness, available in two different locations: Miami and Fort Lauderdale.

According to Kim, emotional to financial challenges arose as the risk was great, but the reward was like nothing else. By bringing her program to hundreds of moms, she realized that anything is possible.

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Do something different (that satisfies you!)

She had enough motivation to bring something to the community that was different, effective and very needed. But she wasn’t about to just be satisfied; she wanted to be complete.

“Being a professional trainer for several years working with the best in the business, I was satisfied, but I was a creator. I loved to try new things as well as test and research what others were doing to see what really worked”, she expressed.

Believe in yourself (as a woman/mom)

Even though you have push the envelope business-wise, the fitness expert also pointed out  that the key to self-empowerment is believing in yourself as a woman and a mother. She also warns that many people will tell you it can’t be done, and that it is up to you to believe in yourself enough to know you have what it takes.

Approach other MOMpreneurs (for advice)

Kim’s recommendation to other “MOM-preneurs” is for them to talk to other mom/women business owners and to seek inspiration to start something of your own.

“Just do it. If you have an idea, passion and motivation, there is nothing stopping you. Don’t depend on anyone else, you are the one who can make it happen”, she added.

Start a business that works (for you)

There are many business ventures out there that can allow you to have it all, like Mommycise, which now offers licensing opportunities to new moms looking to open their own studio, as well as complete training, designed marketing materials, workout programming and support.

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Don’t give up (on starting your own business)

Remember that as a mom/entrepreneur you are fearless because you have decided to have it all in life: to work for yourself and bring your baby to work. You’ve decided to have your own business and make your own hours. And you put your child (or children) first, always. So, don’t give up on your dreams.

All women are warriors, so fight for what you want for you and your family!

Follow Mommycise on Facebook HERE.

Visit http://www.mommycise.com for more information and class schedules.


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